Haris Vuckic: I'm above Under-21s football at Newcastle

On-loan Newcastle United player has explained he doesn't want to play football with kids anymore.

Haris Vuckic has told the Rangers official website that he sees himself as a first-team player and no longer wants to play with Newcastle United Under-21s.

The on-loan Newcastle player spent the majority of his time playing Under-21s football for his parent club, and has only made 16 appearances in his six seasons at Newcastle, whilst spending time on loan at Rotherham and Cardiff.

The 22-year-old feels as though he has moved on from ‘playing with kids’ and wants to keeping playing first team football, with Rangers a possible destination if he decides to leave Newcastle.

The midfielder has enjoyed his time in Glasgow so far and that could play a big part in any decisions on his future, as well as any potential promotion, with guaranteed first-team football also very high on his list.

Speaking to the Rangers website, Vuckic outlined that he is happy at the club whilst he was disappointed with the decisions made at Newcastle regarding his squad status.

“In Newcastle I didn't get a chance to play first team football, but when I signed for Rangers I got that experience. I'm playing every week, scoring goals and if I could do that again next season I'd be delighted."

He continued: "When I was at Newcastle I was playing Under-21 football and I don't think that was my level. I feel I am above that now and I want to play first team football with men and not with kids. If you score goals and do well then players want to be recognised for what they do."

The Slovenian midfielder has been an important member of the squad since joining in January and has contributed six goals in his 10 matches so far, with his most recent goal against Hearts proving decisive in the 2-1 win.

Despite the team's improved performances he must be under no illusion that Thursday night’s game against Queen of the South will be as difficult as the 1-1 draw at Ibrox.

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